The new Red Owl grocery and train station from Menards

Posted by Bob Keller
on Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Menards Red Owl store and the Lancaster railway station feature exterior detailing and extensive LED lighting packages.

This holiday season two structures from Menards stand out: The Red Owl grocery and the train station.

The newly released no. 279-3472 Red Owl store salutes the departed Red Owl chain which at one time had more than 400 stores in the upper Midwest. The structure is illuminated, has interior and exterior decoration, and costs $99.99 plus shipping.

The Menards no. 279-3846 O gauge train station has exterior decoration, extensive illumination, and details such as advertising on the station platform. The structure costs $99.00.

Last, but not least, the Jack's Delivery box truck has die-cast metal and plastic contraction, comes with box graphics of Jack the German Shepherd, and costs $14.99 plus shipping.

Find them at your local Menards store or go to www.menards.com to order, and be sure to select free shipping to your local store.

The grocery and station by Menards are large enough to be a centerpiece of a layout's downtown.

The Red Owl store has the most amazing lighting package thanks to the red and white graphics.

Shown here in dark room light, the store is a welcome sight to the shoppers of TrainTown. The flashing illumination of the Owl couldn't quite get caught by my iPhone camera.

The card stock interior is accented by a few O scale shopper and cart figures.

The roof of the Red Owl has three turbines that turn when under power.

The rear of the Red Owl has two loading doors. Here we see a delivery being made by Jack's Delivery service.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE: Be sure to check out the Menards packaging for repros of some vintage info about the Red Owl chain!

The Menards station has two offices (one for freight and another for passengers) and enough passengers to break even on a commuter run!

The street side of the Menards station has signage, luggage, and a wee bit of express cargo.

The station features 40 LEDs that provide clear light in an illuminated train room or one when operating in low-light.

The station has additional detail such as grass, trees, luggage, and Jack the German Shepherd.

With lighting like this, station patrons will be able to read their copy of the Saturday Evening Post or Colliers at any time, day or night!

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